jQuery UI DatePicker

The jQuery UI library provides a date picker component which gives a comprehensive calendar picker - including features that are not available in Editor's built in datetime calandar input such as the ability to display multiple months at the same time.

jQuery UI's date picker can be used with Editor through the date field type which will automatically determine if the date picker is available on your page or not - if it is, it will be used and if not the HTML5 date input type will be used.

This example simply shows the jQuery UI date picker being used with ISO8601 formatted dates.

First name Last name Updated date Registered date
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ajax
  • Server-side script
  • Comments

The Javascript shown below is used to initialise the table shown in this example:

var editor; // use a global for the submit and return data rendering in the examples $(document).ready(function() { editor = new $.fn.dataTable.Editor( { ajax: '../php/dates.php', table: '#example', fields: [ { label: 'First name:', name: 'first_name' }, { label: 'Last name:', name: 'last_name' }, { label: 'Updated date:', name: 'updated_date', type: 'date', def: function () { return new Date(); }, dateFormat: $.datepicker.ISO_8601 }, { label: 'Registered date:', name: 'registered_date', type: 'date', def: function () { return new Date(); }, dateFormat: $.datepicker.ISO_8601 } ] } ); $('#example').DataTable( { dom: 'Bfrtip', ajax: '../php/dates.php', columns: [ { data: 'first_name' }, { data: 'last_name' }, { data: 'updated_date' }, { data: 'registered_date' } ], select: true, buttons: [ { extend: 'create', editor: editor }, { extend: 'edit', editor: editor }, { extend: 'remove', editor: editor } ] } ); } );

In addition to the above code, the following Javascript library files are loaded for use in this example:

The HTML shown below is the raw HTML table element, before it has been enhanced by DataTables:

This example uses a little bit of additional CSS beyond what is loaded from the library files (below), in order to correctly display the table. The additional CSS used is shown below:

The following CSS library files are loaded for use in this example to provide the styling of the table:

This table loads data by Ajax. The latest data that has been loaded is shown below. This data will update automatically as any additional data is loaded.

The script used to perform the server-side processing for this table is shown below. Please note that this is just an example script using PHP. Server-side processing scripts can be written in any language, using the protocol described in the DataTables documentation.

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